Yes, February and March have come and gone, with no update here. Various uninteresting things have kept me from posting, including intermittent sleep problems and accompanying aches and pains and inability to focus (visually and otherwise) beyond what I gave at the office. But work has been good, with a recent pay increase and bonus, so there's appreciation for my contribution - and, really, no extra time put in beyond the usual, just that the sleep issues etc make my already smallish tank of energy even more precious and sitting at a computer more uncomfortable. Still, I have found some time to see friends and spend weekends with D, among other outside of work stuff.
The weather has had some wild swings lately, from a relatively warm March to a chilly and wet April. A week ago we had a couple of 70°F days (21°C) followed by a snowstorm of 4 to 5 inches of snow. That melted quickly because the roads had warmed up, but since then the temperatures have been below normal, with biting winds. Still, the daylight has steadily grown longer and on days when the sun is shining it's warmed things up and lifted spirits.
One big piece of news is that I bought a new car last Saturday, a brand new Jetta to replace my 11-year-old Toyota Corolla, which I bought as a commuter car when I started my old job. The old car didn't have a ton of mileage on it since I moved closer to work after the first year with it, but it was a bit beat up and kept needing $ put into it. And there was that bonus I mentioned above! Of course two days after I bought the new car was when it snowed, so it sat in the driveway a couple of days as I was afraid to drive this unfamiliar car in slippery conditions, not to mention the worry of risking any damage so soon! Here she is under a coat of snow on Day 3.
I was in town with D this weekend, but he had a return of his GI problems and we had to cancel plans to go out last night. We did walk around yesterday, but today he was feeling poorly so I went out for walk myself and then brought back applesauce and soup. He's supposed to fly out to visit friends on Tuesday. Not sure if he'll make that. It's been a rough year as the first couple of months he had bronchitis. And he'll top this all off with a big birthday (70) next week. Time to make staying healthy a priority - for both of us, I guess.